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We were part of a small group traveling in a van, our guide was great and helpful. Baden-Baden was beautiful and more time would have been good to look around and enjoy such a pretty place.The lake at the forest was nice but doesn't need much time allocated to it, a bit touristy with the shops etc. Strasbourg was a fabulous place to visit, a sunny day and lovely vibe. We were very Disappointed that the canal trip around the city didn't happen because the queues were so long and advance tickets aren't available to tour guides. We could have had more time to do this with less at the lake or different sequencing of the day. Sandwich and drink so basic it would be better to grab something yourself. Well worth doing this tour!
This was a great trip. Michael was a great tour guide and a wealth of information. A bit more time at the last stop for shopping and looking around would have been nice. The wine tasting was at the restaurant/bar where lunch had been and was not very impressive. If at a winery it would have been better for such as being on a tour.
Unimpressive, was the local agent's office. It was a place I'd never consider using as it was junky (not just messy or disorganized but plain junky), crowded and mgr at desk was not very nice. People from about 4-6 tours were all waiting their leave time in about an 10x10 sq ft area, with only about 4 chairs. Does not represent a successful and professionally operated business.
The tour was very nice. We did get to see a lot and our guide, Peter, seemed knowledgeable. I think the biggest drawback to the entire tour -- and several in our group expressed this -- was that we had little or no time to buy souvenirs. We had no time for souvenirs in Baden Baden and only 10 minutes in Strasbourg. For many, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you would like, even need, more time to collect mementos of the trip. Please fx that. One way to rectify it might be to allow 30-60 minutes of "free time" where those on the tour can loook around at their leisure and then just meet back at a pre-agreed meeting point. But the sights were marvelous and the trip itself was not very difficult. The cathedral in Strasbourg was simply jaw-dropping. Do wish we could have spent a bit more time inside the Black Forest itself but the view was great.
This was a wonderful day! Our guide Peter was great, very informative. It was just myself and one other person on the tour and we had a lovely time. The only thing I would have hoped for was some more time to shop in the towns we visited.
Being the end of tourist season, a small group and our tour guide drove us in a van. Super day, And very informative.
Was a great day out! Would have loved to take more pictures of the view as we were leaving the Black forest but the driver was going a bit to fast :( all in all a great day out!
This is a great tour. Our guide, Peter, was interesting and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the one hours stops at each place, but needed just a little more time.The only down side was the lunch. It was two pieces of bread and one piece of cheese with a child's juice box. Good thing we packed some snacks! : )
A very pleasant journey in a minbus. Full marks to the guide for changing the schedule to suit the weather. Our driver demonstrated there is no speed limit on an autobahn. The guide should have known that our stop to see the Baden Baden spa house was closed for renovations. Strasbourg was a pleasant surprise.
Our guide Ken was very informative..very well worth day trip, we were out for almost 12 hours.. baden baden town was nice, view at the blackforest was amazing and surprisingly it was snowing at the mummelsee hill! great views there unfortunately not much time to spend there, only about 20mins. Then we went down to the town to grab the delicious blackforest cake and head to strassbourg for boat ride and 15 min walk around the beautiful town. A wonderful trip with a taste of both german and french, not to be missed..
Excelent trip and excelent guide! I rated the tour with 4 starts instead of 5 because I would like to spend more time in Strasbourg.
Our tour guide was excellent, and considering the terrible weather, she did extremely well in altering our itinerary on the spot to cater for the sudden torrential down pour of rain and the blizzard conditions that hit on this day. I feel that a lunch stop should be included instead of the lunch that was supplied as part of the tour:- stale cheese sandwiches! and that was it.
The tour was wonderful. We enjoyed traveling in the Black Forest. The little town we stopped in the Black Forest was beautiful. The scenery was beautiful. Strasbourg was wonderful at Christmas time. The Christmas market had so many booths. The boat ride was fun. We didn't stay too long in Baden Baden. Our group decided not to go into the Casino. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining.
We really enjoyed this trip. Baden-Baden and the Black Forest were amazing and the guide even stopped at a wonderful bakery to buy Black Forest Cake and, of course, other irresistible goodies. We loved Strasbourg and the our boat ride on the river. If we had been there a few days earlier the river would have been too high to make the trip, but the boats were running again when we arrived and this boat ride is something you don't want to miss. A sandwich and drink were provided, but if you are picky bring your own. Only around 45 minutes were allowed to see Strasbourg on our own, so don't waste time eating. I wish we had more time, but it is a really long trip with lots to see. We will return on our own sometime.
good tour. But a bit expensive as too much is covered in the day. Largely exclusive as a small gp joins this trip. Friendly driver and staff.
This tour could have been better organized! Time was wasted because of difficulty parking in Strasbourg. There was supposed to have been a boat tour on the canals in the city. They were full. Seemed to us a cell phone call could have reserved some tickets for us. Because of the wasted time our guide was always hurrying us along - it seemed rushed. There were eight of us on the tour and I think we all had the same reaction. Black Forest and Baden Baden was good except we never did get the promised Black forest cake!
Got some guy named peter who was a complete bore.
However the tour was informative and the sights were wonderful.
The bus broke down and left us with nothing much to do for two hours. However the guide and driver did their best and paid for a coffee and strudel much to our pleasure. We were happy with the tour but two hours meant a very long day. Maybe the company concerned could spend a little more on vehicle service.
. Places visited and tour guide were good.
. We found that it is cheaper to book from the tour company than through Viator.
. Our trip to Cologne should be on 31 May. But, the Tour company changed it to 30th May. He switched it with Black Forest and Strasbourg and it was raining throughout the trip.
. Boss of Tour company not friendly
Program was very interesting but it rained all day so not good for tour,cannot see the view clearly,foggy. Anyway I think the departure time was too late,should be 8.30 not 9.30 because we had not enough time to enjoy each place,not worth to drive all day.
There were 3 of us who signed up for this tour, so we went with VW car instead of a bus. In a way, it is nice like a private tour.
Strasbourg is a pretty place to visit, the cruise is wonderful, but we didn't have enough time to explore the city, we had to rush and continued to Black Forest and Baden Baden. I wish we can stay longer in Strasbourg. My suggestion is to have a separate tour to Strasbourg only as it took 2 1/2 hours to get there or we should start the tour earlier. We left at 9:30 am and had to be back by 5 pm.
Black Forest is interesting, the cake is yummy, it was worth the visit to the bakery shop. Baden Baden is ok, I didn't plan to visit this place, just because the other 2 people (a couple) plan to visit so I went along with them.
Maybe my least favorite trip while I was in Germany, and I went on 7 tours. It is just a lot to pack into 1 day - so you don't get to stay anywhere for a solid amount of time. Strasbourg - boat ride was nice but then you rush off to go to black forest - no time to walk around and the city is beautiful. Then once you get to the Black forest it was like here it is - ok get back in the car time to go to Baden Baden. I would have liked to walk on the trails and explored. Baden Baden was kind of a waste of time - there was nothing to do, you walk into the casino and then walk out.
We saw BadenBaden, the Black Forest, Lake Mummelsee, Strasbourg - quite a lot for the time allotted so I felt a bit rushed. The lake was stupendous - it was too cold for the paddle boat so I would recommend doing this tour in the summer months. A little rushed trying to get everything in. There was a canal cruise in Strasbourg - included - rather drawn out - crowded - would rather have had more time to wander around the town. Some time for shopping at the Lake but not enough! The lunch was provided but was only a juice box and a cheese/pickle sandwich - not good!
Very rushed tour- we were rushed through Baden Baden and Strasbourg. We did not get admittance into the casino at Baden Baden which the description said was covered and were not allowed to shop at pretty much any point of the trip. The included box lunch consisted of a sandwich with one piece of sliced turkey on it and a small juice box. Tour was 13 hours long- tour guide Mike was very good - animated and informative, bus was just OK. They did come pick us up from and drop us off at our hotel - which was very nice. Pretty towns with cute houses and flowers.
Disappointing tour. Firstly for this full day tour, it was quite uncomfortable for 8 persons being put in a mini van.
The tour guide / driver was an absolute let down , with hardly any information coming out of him. Since he had to also fend for parking , we were left with hardly any time at Strasbourg and missed seeing the main Cathedral.Lunch was a sandwich provided to us and the drive through Biack Forest was a complete compromise.